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Australian police investigate suspicious packages sent to diplomatic missions

It said the packages were sent to consulates in Melbourne and embassies in Canberra but did not provide a total number of affected sites or identify any of them.

Jan 09, 2019, 13:12 PM IST

Australia ramps up airport security after alleged plane bomb plot

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton told reporters in Melbourne on Monday that the alleged plane bomb plot could prompt longer-term airport security changes.

Jul 31, 2017, 10:17 AM IST

Australian plane plot may have involved bomb or gas: Reports

Several terror attacks have taken place in Australia in recent years, including a Sydney cafe siege in 2014 that saw two hostages killed.

Jul 31, 2017, 07:12 AM IST

Australia's most wanted jihadist Neil Prakash arrested

The 25-year-old, who has gone by the name Abu Khaled al- Cambodi since joining ISIS in 2013, was thought to have been killed in an American air strike in Iraq in July.

Nov 25, 2016, 17:00 PM IST

Australia raids homes of `doctor in Islamic State video`: Reports

Police have raided two Melbourne homes in counter-terrorism operations, with reports on Friday linking them to an Australian man who appeared in a slick Islamic State propaganda video last year.

Jan 29, 2016, 08:05 AM IST

Australian nurse who aided ISIS heading home, could face arrest

An Australian nurse alleged to have given medical assistance to Islamic State militants fighting in Syria could face arrest for violating tough new security laws when he lands in Sydney on Friday, police and officials said.

Jul 24, 2015, 09:50 AM IST

Two Indonesian pilots pose security threat: Australian authorities

Australian authorities believe two Indonesian pilots radicalised by pro-Islamic State (IS) forces may pose an international security threat, according to a leaked intelligence report.

Jul 09, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

Taiwan master of Great Barrier Reef ship charged: Police

The master of a Taiwanese ship has been charged with failing to take on a pilot to navigate Australia`s Great Barrier Reef, police said Monday.

Feb 16, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

Australia raises terror threat level against police to ''high''

  Australia raised the threat level of a terrorist attack against law enforcement officers to "high" on Tuesday, federal police said, citing intelligence, discussions with international partners and recent high-profile attacks in Europe and Canada.

Jan 20, 2015, 08:57 AM IST

Australian experts help identify AirAsia victims

The Australian Federal Police has sent five forensic experts to Indonesia in an effort to help identify the bodies of passengers on AirAsia flight QZ8501, authorities said on Tuesday.

Jan 06, 2015, 07:44 AM IST

We misinformed PM over Sydney gunman''s firearm licence: Police

 The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have conceded that they misinformed Prime Minister Tony Abbott about whether Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis held a firearms licence.

Dec 18, 2014, 16:38 PM IST

Australia drops war crimes probe into `Balibo five` deaths

The regional branch of the International Federation of Journalists said Wednesday it was outraged that Australian police had dropped an investigation into the deaths of five newsmen in East Timor in 1975.

Oct 22, 2014, 13:25 PM IST

Australia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials-paper

Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on Monday.

Oct 20, 2014, 09:20 AM IST

CA sets up amnesty period to report fixing suspicions

 In a first of its kind initiative, Cricket Australia has decided to establish an amnesty period for its players to report corruption-related suspicions in an effort to weed out match fixing in the game and shady characters behind it.

Oct 19, 2014, 22:59 PM IST

Melbourne shooting: 'Abdul Numan Haider's parents were concerned about his behaviour in recent months'

Abdul Numan Haider, the man behind the stabbing of two police officers, was reportedly being investigated by the anti-terrorism officials and was a “known terror suspect”.

Sep 24, 2014, 14:48 PM IST

Police leave explosives in suitcase at Australia airport

The Australian Police apologised on Thursday after a suitcase with plastic explosives inside used for sniffer dog training was left at Sydney airport and only found four weeks later by a passenger.

Sep 11, 2014, 12:17 PM IST

Australia issues arrest warrant against two terrorists

Arrest warrants were issued Wednesday against two alleged terrorists in Australia who boasted of beheading "infidels" in Iraq and posted gruesome images of severed heads on Twitter.

Jul 30, 2014, 13:29 PM IST

Australia police, central bank websites hacked

The websites of the Australian Federal Police and the Reserve Bank of Australia have been the victims of an apparent cyber attack, with reports on Thursday blaming Indonesian hackers.

Nov 21, 2013, 15:36 PM IST

Australian Defence Forces knew about sex ring three years ago

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) hierarchy knew that an Internet sex ring was operating within its ranks almost three years ago but did not involve police until the middle of last year.

Jun 16, 2013, 15:02 PM IST

`Leader` of LulzSec hacking group arrested

A self-proclaimed leader of the LulzSec international hacking group has been arrested in Australia, police said, charging him with attacking and defacing a government website.

Apr 24, 2013, 13:48 PM IST